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September is the Season of Creation

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Christians celebrate the “Season of Creation” in an effort to raise awareness about climate change.

1 September through to the feast of St. Francis on 4 October 

Catholic Earthcare Convocation

Now open for session registrations!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/catholic-earthcare-australia-30859548231 

Catholic Earthcare is a place and platform where the diverse voices within the church community come together in dialogue to help and co-create our shared future.  

There are a wide and diverse variety of sessions, across thee successional themes of: 

  • ‘formation’ (our theological and moral imperative to Care for our Common Home),  
  • ‘foundation’ (explored with specialists in finance, economic, political and social spheres) and finally; 
  • ‘action’ (exploring transformative ways in which we can realise the need to care for creation).  

Sessions are designed to appeal to a wide range of audiences: eco-warriors, theologians interested in the spheres of our world across which sustainability operates, faith-inspired youth, and those wanting to answer our call for action – to care for creation. There are specialist sessions in finance and economics, designed to help us create real change across our church and our community. 

You can register with Eventbrite using the links below, and join us from anywhere in the world via Zoom for hosted sessions with internationally and nationally renowned expert speakers. 

Anglican Board of Mission (ABM)

Climate for Change  A series of group studies about Christians and the Climate Crisis

Rich in thought provoking quotes, links to videos, questions for small group discussion and suggested actions for parishes, Climate for Change is a timely and challenging call for us all to make out hope real through common action.

Download the flyer here 

Written specially for ABM as a contribution to the global ecumenical Season of Creation, the studies are available for free download from www.abmission.org.au  

Five Leaf Eco Awards

Australian Churches taking action for Creation

35 Churches have won awards for Ecumenical Environment Change

Read about them here  

Living the Change Webinar 2: Reducing Waste

When: Wednesday 2 September, 6.30 – 8 pm AEST (4.30 – 6 pm Perth, 6 – 7.30 pm Adelaide).

Alice Carwardine (nee Foddy) is an ARRCC volunteer who has built up her knowledge on taking action on climate change by reducing food waste, composting and buying local.

Register for the Zoom link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtf-Cppj4qGNTIy4snlwr4vhFzjuuG-gpZ  

You will receive a confirmation email & info about how to join this meeting. 


SEASON OF CREATION BACKGROUND

1 September was proclaimed a Day of Prayer for Creation by the Orthodox in 1989 and repeated by Pope Francis in 2015.

The season takes us through to the feast of St. Francis on 4 October. Christians of all denominations and locations are invited to participate in an ecumenical Season of Creation.

“Everything is related, and we human beings are united as brothers and sisters on a wonderful pilgrimage, woven together by the love God has for each of his creatures and which also unites us in fond affection with brother sun, sister moon, brother river and mother earth” (Laudato Si’, 9).

 

Visit the Season of Creation website to see how we can celebrate creation.  

Learn more on World Council of Churches website:  https://www.oikoumene.org/en/press-centre/events/season-of-creation 

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